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BSA Thunderbolt-1970

BSA Thunderbolt-1970

This is a one-owner bike.  Bought by Brian Biedebach who purchased it new in California in 1970, he rode it almost everyday until 2001 when he was diagnosed with cancer.  As he lost his strength, he would only ride it on Sundays.  When Brian passed away in 2004 he left the bike to his brother David, and asked that David ride the bike every Sunday to keep it in good running condition.  David remembers riding on the back of the bike to the candy store when he was nine years old.  David is not an avid motorcyclist, and managed to ride the bike only a few times.  He decided it would be better cared-for by a museum.  As you can see, the bike is still in excellent condition after 40+ years and more than 70,000 miles.  This exemplifies the tremendous passion Brian had for the bike, including the original custom California license plate that reads MY70BSA.
 

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